Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Altenew March Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway


Hello!


Today I'm participating Altenew March Release Blog Hop. If you came from Evelyn Yusuf blog, you are on the right track. If not, please start at the beginning of Altenew's blog.

Altenew is releasing a wonderful set of new stamps and dies. I played a little with Garden Treasure stamp and Garden Treasure die set and made this wedding card for my collaque. Firstly, I stamped the flowers with Altenew Blush Crisp Die Ink onto a copic friendly card stock. Then coloured the flowers with copic markers and coloured pencils. I used a square die to die cut the two pieces of card stock that I use to create the background. I used Cherry Wood card stock and the same card stock that I used for my card base. I wanted to have to something light and beautiful on the background as well so I stamped a few leaves from an older stamp set called Precious Moments, I stamped the sentiment from Ori kami set with Altenew Jet Black Crisp die ink.



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, March 30th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, March 31th.

Optional:
I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate. Please, leave a comment on to this blog post to have a chance to win. The winner will announced on this blog soon after the giveaway closes.

Get hopping:
Here's the list of all participants. Next is unbelievable talented Yana Smakula. Enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!
Marika

Sunday, 5 March 2017

30 Coloring Challenge

Hello!

It's March already, time flies doesn't it? Have you heard about Kathy's 30 day colouring challenge? I believe this challenge is one of the best ones, it encourages you to color which is so therapeutic, at least for me! If you want to join in the fun, just color something and share it on the social media. Easy and fun! Many companies are also running promotions, if you are interested what Altenew is offering, please, see the end of this blog post. There's a fun blog hop running though the 10th of this month! 


I used Altenew stamps for my project. Actually this card was custom made for a girl whose name is Maj. I used Remember This- stamp set. I used Altenew Frosty Pink Ink to stamp my flowers and for the leaves I used Altenew Morning Frost Ink. I coloured the flowers and the leaves first with copic markers and then added details with pencils. I die cut the letters using Bold Alphabet Die set. I cut six times each of the letters, coloured one of the letters to match to my flowers with a copic marker and then glued them together. For my finishing touch I added a piece of Altenew Pale Grey card stock at the bottom of my card and stamped the sentiment under the die-cut letters.


Here's some details and offers what Altenew is promoting at the moment:

1. FREE GIFT with every order from Coloring Challenge Collection (3/2-3/5)
  • Receive a FREE Apple Tree Stamp Set when you order stamps from the Coloring Challenge Collection! No need to add to cart, will automatically ship with orders. Limit one per customer, while supplies last. Not applicable on previous orders. Offer ends on Sunday 3/5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

2. Giveaway, over $100 in products (3/2-3/10)

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Winner of the Altenew January Release Blog Hop II

Good Evening,



I'm here to announce the winner of the Altenew January Release Blog Hop II. Thank you all for participating. Winner of my blog is:

So elegant and pretty!

Marianne, please contact Altnew at winner (at) altenew.com with the subject line "January 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Marika's blog. Altenew also announced the winner's from their blog, if you missed it click HERE to find the winners page and the hop itself.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Marika

Friday, 27 January 2017

Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway

Hello Friends,



Today I'm participating Altenew January Release Blog Hop. If you came from Nicole Picadura's blog, you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning of Altenew blog.

I played a little with this beautiful Garden Hydrangea stamp set. This set has one multilayered hydrangea bloom. You may use this set to stamp all four layers on top of each other and you'll get a beautiful image. If you wish to add a bit of your own touch, you may want to use just a few of the images and colour the rest. I used the bottom left image to stamp my flower. I used Zig Watercolour Markers as my ink. Then I took my water brush and blended the ink a bit. 



Here's my final project. I kinda like how it turned out. :)




Supplies: 
Stamps: Garden Hydrangea and Many thanks by Altenew.
Inks: Altenew Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.
Paper: Altenew Pale Gray Cardstock, White Vellum and The Langton Rough Grain Torchon Watercolour by Daler & Rowney.
Kuretake Clear Colour Real Brush Markers: Dull Blue (034) and Pale Gray (097).


PRIZES:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.

I will also draw one winner who will receive a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store on the comments left on this blog post. I will announce the winner on my blog soon after the giveaway closes.

GET HOPPING:
Hopefully you have enjoyed the hop this far. Next is amazingly talented and the kindest person in the crafting community Jennifer McGuire. Here's the full list of designers participating on the hop. Have fun!


Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Marika

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Winner of Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop

Hi,


I'm here to announce the winner of the Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop. Thank you all for your kind comments. The winner is:


Altenew was very smart to come out with a collection of colors. I'd love the chance to purchase my first alcohol markers :) Thank you for the inspiration!
Jill, please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com with contact line Markers Release Blog Hop Winner from Marika's Blog.


Thank you. Have a great day!

Marika

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello,


Today I'm participating Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop. If you came from Agnieszka Malyszek blog you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning of Altenew blog.

First, here are some info on the markers for you.

Markers Description:
Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol-based, allowing you to beautifully blend colors to any stamped images. Our various range of stamps is perfect for these markers. You can also easily pair them with our Crisp Dye Inks to take your coloring to the next level! The colors in this set are designed to be as close as possible to our existing ink colors, so you can take the color guessing game out of the way when coloring. The markers are refillable and nibs can be replaced.

Included colors:
- Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine
- Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Jet Black
- Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Dessert Night


Here is my card that made using new Altenew markers combined to coloured pencils.


Supplies:
Stamps: Remember This
Inks: Frosty Pink, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades and Jet Black Altenew Crisp Die Inks
Markers: Altenew Artist Markers: R302, R304, G702 and G715
Faber Castell Polychromo Pencisl: Light Flesh (132), Pompeian Red (191), Venetian Red (190), Middle Cadmiun Red (217), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Olive Green Yellowish (175).
Paper: Canson Bristol 250gms (110lb) Smooth Cardstock, SSS Olive Green card stock

PRIZES
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Wednesday, January 18th.

I'm also drawing one winner for $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store on the comment left on this blog post prior Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST. I'll announce the winner soon after the giveaway closes.

GET HOPPING


Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Marika

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Winner of the Year in a Review Blog Hop

Hello,

I'm here to announce the winner of the latest blog hop. Thank you so much for your kind comments, hopefully you had fun hopping along. The winner on my blog is:


Wow lady,these are great! I love the clean and elegant designs. My fave is definately the moon card, very striking. Also the gradation of grey on your 'missing you' card is 'da bomb!

Please, email me your mailing address and I'll put the card on its way to you. Thank you.

Enjoy your day,
Marika